Today - Mon, Apr 23, 2018

Book Launch: Manuela Picq

Join Manuela Picq in celebrating the publication of her new book, "Vernacular Sovereignties: Indigenous Women Challenging World Politics", at the Center for Humanist Inquiry, Frost Library, Amherst College. Picq, who is Loewenstein Fellow & Visiting Associate Professor of Political Science & Sexuality, Women & Gender Studies at Amherst College, is also editor of "Queering Narratives of Modernity & Sexualities in World Politics: How LGBTQ Claims Shape International Relations".

Wed, Apr 25, 2018

CHI Salon: "Experiments in Attention: Performance, Politics, and Perception"

Our senses (sight, smell, sound, taste, touch) mediate both what we know and how we know as bodies in the world. But how often do we examine the relationship between sensing and knowing? How might participating in practices that isolate, augment, harness, or blur a particular sense or set of sensorial responses produce new or forgotten knowledges, ways of apprehending our existing environment anew?

This year’s CHI sensorium salon poses these questions (and more) through an evening of conversation and performance featuring presentations by Darryl Harper, Sara Smith, and Colleen Kim Daniher.

Sat, May 5, 2018

Aesthetics of Information Conference

What are the aesthetics of information? Fifty years after “the society of the spectacle,” how does information entangle with spectacle—as news, entertainment, propaganda, or style? How do ideologies of information inflect forms of sensing and knowing? What are the social, legal, and technological consequences of prioritizing information over communication as societal infrastructure? How do characteristics of information direct our attention, dazzle, and confuse us?